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Running as a young, black Democrat in Mississippi

Five years ago, Jeramey Anderson was the youngest African-American ever elected to a state House of Representatives. Now he's running for US Congress.

Haley's jokes fuel speculation over her future

Outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley cracked jokes at the expense of President Donald Trump during a charity dinner, fueling speculation about her political future. CNN's Jessica Dean has the details.

Russian charged with attempted election interference

A Russian who allegedly worked on funding online propaganda efforts to manipulate voters in the 2016 and 2018 elections was charged with a federal crime as part of a wider conspiracy to hurt American democracy.

Trump: Charged Russian national 'had nothing to do with my campaign'

President Donald Trump, asked about the Russian national charged with attempting to interfere in the 2018 mi...

Young and black -- and running for Congress -- in Mississippi

We're in Paul B. Johnson State Park, and Democratic congressional candidate Jeramey Anderson is cleaning his...

Three things that shaped Mary Katharine Ham's conservative world view

CNN commentator and journalist Mary Katharine Ham is happy to be the "divergent voice" in the age of Trump....

Castro: King comments border on white supremacy

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) responds to Rep. Steve King's (R-IA) comments that Castro and his brother and former HUD secretary Julian Castro learned Spanish, "to qualify as retroactive Hispanics."

Read the criminal complaint against Russian charged with election interference

A Russian who allegedly worked on funding an online propaganda effort to hurt American democracy was ...

Trump's GOP allies are mad over Rosenstein's interview arrangement

The group of House conservatives who have been Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's sharpest critics are...

GOP rep slams Schiff over accusation of racism

A New Jersey Republican congressman is demanding an apology from a Democratic colleague who accused him of r...

Leahy: Trump comments demean Constitution

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) responded to President Trump's comments about a politician who body-slammed a journalist, saying he could not imagine any other president speaking like this.

Cohen: Vote to avoid years of this craziness

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney, says that he has been a Democrat for most of his life, despite his former role as deputy finance chairman at the RNC.

Sen. Leahy criticizes Trump for 'terrible' jokes about assault on reporter

Sen. Patrick Leahy on Friday criticized President Donald Trump for jokes he made at a rally Thursday night a...

Russian national charged with attempting to interfere in 2018 midterms

A Russian who allegedly worked on funding online propaganda efforts to manipulate voters in the 2016 and 201...

New York man charged with threatening senators over Kavanaugh vote

A New York man was arrested and charged Friday by federal prosecutors with threatening to assault and murder...

Michael Cohen: Vote, or face more years of 'craziness'

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer, pleaded with the American public on Friday to head to the polls...

Democrats seek answers over Trump 'personal enrichment' from Saudi government

Two Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Friday criticizing the administration's ...

What's Nikki Haley really up to?

On Thursday night, soon-to-be-former UN Ambassador ...

Goldman Sachs and others line up for fresh tax breaks

The Treasury Department on Friday outlined details of a sweeping set of tax breaks under last year's tax cut...

US cancels military exercise with South Korea

The US and South Korea decided to suspend another major joint military exercise to give the diplomatic process with North Korea "every opportunity to continue," according to a statement from the Pentagon.

Senator: WH looking to frighten Americans

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) tells CNN's John Berman that President Trump and his administration "almost want there to be an immigration challenge," so they have an issue to frighten the American people with during the midterm elections.

US cancels major military exercise with South Korea

The US and South Korea decided Friday to suspend another major joint military exercise to give the diplomati...

What Donald Trump did Thursday night in Montana is really dangerous

During a Thursday night campaign rally in Montana, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, ...

GOP Rep. Jason Lewis once mocked women who felt traumatized by unwanted touching

Republican Rep. Jason Lewis once mocked women who were traumatized by unwanted sexual advances, including th...

Washington Post: Conservatives raising doubts about Khashoggi to protect Trump

Some conservatives have been peddling smears against missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an effort t...

The 45 most bizarre lines from Donald Trump's wild Montana speech

President Donald Trump's sprint to the midterm elections continued Thursday night in Montana, where ...

Emails show Trump opposed to moving FBI HQ

Released government emails show that President Trump personally pushed to rebuild FBI headquarters at their currently location on Pennsylvania Avenue rather than relocate.

US commander drew firearm in Kandahar attack

Gen. Scott Miller, the head of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, drew his sidearm during an ...

Nikki Haley: 'Our opponents are not evil, they're just our opponents'

Outgoing US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday night that "our political opponents a...

Trump: We have dumbest immigration laws

President Donald Trump says the US immigration laws are "loophole-ridden" and the "dumbest" in the world.

Trump claims (without evidence) that Dems are behind migrant caravan ahead of midterms

President Donald Trump on Thursday seized on a new migrant caravan approaching the US to frame the midterm e...

Manafort appears in court in wheelchair, to be sentenced in February

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort appeared in a wheelchair in a Virginia courtroom Friday afterno...

Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr doesn't say much at House interview

The Republican congressional investigation into the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton and Russia investi...

South Dakota hasn't had a Democratic governor in decades. Republicans fear that could change.

South Dakota voters haven't elected a Democrat as governor in more than 40 years. But Republicans in Washing...

Haley: Our political opponents are not evil

During a keynote speech at an Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner, Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley discussed the current political climate in the United States, saying political opponents are "just our opponents," not evil.

Rep. Brat tells inmates he has problems too

Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) drew parallels between the campaign attack ads against him and the challenges faced by inmates in a Virginia prison struggling with addiction, according to the Washington Post.

Cooper questions Saudi investigation fairness

CNN's Anderson Cooper discusses the fairness of the Khashoggi investigation and the theory of "rogue killers" that President Trump has been resorting to.

Mexican Ambassador to US: No deal with Trump

Mexican Ambassador to the United States Geronimo Gutierrez said he was not aware of a deal between the United States and Mexico to stop the Honduran migrant "caravan" fleeing north to the US-Mexico border.

Why Trump doesn't want to punish Saudi Arabia

The Trump White House may have too much at stake to make Saudi Arabia pay a proportionate price for the ...

Amb. Haley cracks Sen. Warren joke in speech

During a keynote speech at an Alfred E. Smith memorial foundation dinner, Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley joked that the dinner "wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test."

Ambassador of Mexico says he doesn't know of deal with Trump to stop migrant caravan

Mexican Ambassador to the United States Geronimo Gutierrez on Thursday said he was not aware of a deal betwe...

Nikki Haley jokes at fundraising dinner: 'You wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test'

Outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley joked Thursday during the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Fou...

Trump praises lawmaker for assaulting reporter

President Trump praised Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was accused of "body slamming" reporter Ben Jacobs.

Fiorina: Trump has taken insults to a new low

Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina denounced Donald Trump's Twitter attack on Stormy Daniels in which he referred to the adult film actress as "horseface."

Trump says he has no regrets about praising congressman for assaulting reporter

President Donald Trump said Friday he doesn't regret praising a Republican congressman who body slammed a re...

Internal watchdog report: Interior secretary Ryan Zinke broke agency policy with wife's travel

The Department of Interior Inspector General found that Secretary Ryan Zinke and his wife violated policy fo...

Quigley: Administrator misled us on FBI HQ decision

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) called on General Services Administrator Emily Murphy to testify again about President Donald Trump's involvement in stopping the relocation of the FBI headquarters after a watchdog report said she "misled" Congress.

Carly Fiorina says Trump's 'Horseface' insult has brought politics to 'a new low'

Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Thursday denounced Donald Trump's Twitter attack o...

Radio ad in Arkansas House race says 'white Democrats will be lynching black folk again'

A conservative group is running a radio ad in an Arkansas House race that says, "white Democrats will be lyn...

Beto O'Rourke on if he foresees a presidential run: 'It's a definitive no'

Rep. Beto O'Rourke said at a CNN town hall on Thursday that it's a "definitive no" when asked if he foresees...

Dems suggest Trump nixed FBI HQ move to protect his business

New government emails show President Trump nixed FBI HQ move out of DC to protect Trump International Hotel from possible competition. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

Meet Trump's new White House counsel

Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone will be President Donald Trump's next White House counsel, according to a source briefed on the matter. CNN's Jessica Dean reports on what this will mean for the Trump administration as midterms approach.

Why O'Rourke would vote to impeach Trump

During a CNN town hall, Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) said that he hasn't changed his mind about impeaching President Trump. CNN invited Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) multiple times to appear tonight in his own town hall, but he declined.

Trump: 'All Republicans' support pre-existing conditions, but White House policy says otherwise

President Donald Trump issued a warning to fellow Republicans to support coverage of pre-existing conditions...

Beto O'Rourke says he still supports impeaching Trump

Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke said at a CNN town hall Thursday night that he would still v...

Hurricane Michael forces Florida to ease voting rules in hard-hit counties

State officials in Florida are scrambling to ease voting rules in the counties hardest hit by ...

US folds diplomatic representation to the Palestinians into its Jerusalem Embassy

The United States announced Thursday it was merging its Consulate General in Jerusalem -- which provided dip...

Rosenstein to face lawmakers sson Capitol Hill next week

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will speak to congressional leaders next week behind closed doors to ...

Dem calls on GSA administrator to testify about Trump's role in FBI HQ decision

Illinois Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley called on Thursday for General Services Administrator Emily Murphy to ...

Interior Dept contradicts Ben Carson's announcement of new inspector general

A political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development will not become the top watchdog at...

Why Donald Trump likes it when John Kelly and John Bolton fight

Even by White House standards, this scrap was reportedly a doozy....

Utah man charged for sending toxic letters to Trump, other admin officials

Federal authorities secured an indictment on Thursday against a man accused of sending threatening letters t...

Mueller's not being pressured to wind down his probe immediately after midterms, source says

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has not given special counsel Robert Mueller a certain date by which ...

Behind Mnuchin's reversal on Saudi trip

For a week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin repeatedly offered the same, unwavering response when asked wh...

Washington Post: Dave Brat tells inmates, 'You think you're having a hard time -- I've got $5 million in negative ads'

Virginia Republican Rep. Dave Brat drew parallels Wednesday between the campaign attack ads against him and ...

Trump says 'it certainly looks' like Khashoggi is dead

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he believes Jamal Khashoggi is dead, more than two weeks after the S...

Bolton and Kelly get into heated shouting match sparking resignation fears

A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolt...

Trump more involved in stopping FBI HQ move than previously known, emails show

President Donald Trump was more instrumental than previously known in scrapping plans to move the FBI headqu...

Former GOP rep poses with wooden Native American statue to mock Elizabeth Warren

Former Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz posted a photo of himself Thursday with a wooden Native American ...

Bolton, Kelly get into heated shouting match

A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over a recent surge in border crossings turned into a shouting match, two sources familiar with the argument told CNN.

Top Afghan police chief killed, 2 Americans wounded in Kandahar attack

The powerful police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan was killed Thursday in an attack following a s...

Justice Dept asks Supreme Court to put climate change lawsuit on hold

The Justice Department filed an emergency petition Thursday asking the Supreme Court to put on hold a federa...

Trump's willing to carry Republicans ... unless they lose

Don't expect Donald Trump to cop to a "thumpin' " or a "shellacking" if the ...

AZ candidate dodges question about Democrats

When asked if she was a proud Democrat, Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema said she's a proud Arizonian, but that political parties are not doing a good job.

A more aggressive Beto O'Rourke races the clock in Texas

Beto O'Rourke is running out of time.The Democratic congressman challenging Sen. Ted Cruz for US Sena...

With new counsel on board, White House braces for post-election fights

President Donald Trump's pick to fill the job of White House counsel is an indication the White House is pre...

Jimmy Carter: Kavanaugh's confirmation to Supreme Court a 'very serious mistake'

Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that he believes Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is "unfi...

2 Americans wounded in Afghanistan

Two Americans were injured after firefight broke out at the Kandahar Palace in southern Afghanistan. US and NATO commander in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller escaped injury, according to Pentagon officials.

Paul Manafort is spending a lot of time with Robert Mueller lately. A LOT.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and special counsel Robert Mueller have been spending a whole l...

Source: Trump more involved in stopping FBI HQ move

President Trump was more instrumental than previously known in scrapping plans to move the FBI headquarters out of Washington to the DC suburbs, according to staff emails.

Harris proposes tax breaks bill for middle-class Americans

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, proposed new legislation on Thursday...

Hear Jamal Khashoggi's powerful final op-ed

CNN's Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto read Jamal Khashoggi's final column for the Washington Post. The column, entitled "What the Arab World Needs Most is Free Expression," was filed just days before he disappeared.

Cohn says Trump shouldn't comment on independent agencies

Former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn said on Thursday he doesn't think President Donald Trump...

Michael Bloomberg slams Trump's trade policies in South Carolina

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg came out swinging against President Donald Trump's trade polici...

Woman named in Heitkamp ad: No personal apology

Lexi Zhorela, who was identified as a survivor of "domestic violence, sexual assault or rape" without her consent in an open letter from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's (D-ND) re-election campaign, says there's nothing the senator can do to fix it.

Arizona Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema: Hard to say I'm a 'proud' Democrat

Arizona Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema said Wednesday it's hard for her to say she's proud to be a Democrat...

Biden rallies crowd with tough talk on Trump

At a civil rights event in Memphis, Tennessee, former Vice President Joe Biden accuses President Trump of "emboldening racists."

Washington Post publishes 'last piece' by missing Saudi journalist Khashoggi

The Washington Post has published what the newspaper describes as the "last piece" written by missing Saudi ...

Trump is threatening to cut foreign aid over the new migrant caravan. Here's what's at stake

President Trump hasn't minced words in his tweets over a ...

Read the Democrats' letter and emails about President Trump and the FBI building

President Donald Trump was more instrumental than previously known in scrapping plans to move the FBI h...

From 'Lyin' Ted,' to a Senate endorsement

Donald Trump sparred with Republicans, like Sen. Ted Cruz, when he ran in the 2016 election. As President, many of those GOP leaders have lined up behind him ahead of the midterms.

Mnuchin drops out of Saudi conference

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Thursday that he will not participate in a high-profile investor...

Pompeo and Trump push to buy time for Saudis on Khashoggi probe

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed to buy time for Saudi Arabia Thursday, urging patience as they conduct...

Tennessee Senate race: Bredesen and Blackburn deadlocked in new poll

The race to be the next senator from Tennessee is deadlocked.According to a ...

Read the Democrats' letter and emails about President Trump and the FBI building

President Donald Trump was more instrumental than previously known in scrapping plans to move the FBI headqu...

Who is Don McGahn?

Donald McGahn, who sat for interviews with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has left his position as White House counsel.

Joe's gonna go (probably)

If you are into political tea leaf reading -- and I VERY MUCH am -- then it's hard to see how Joe Biden has ...

Trump has huge influence over Americans' midterm votes

The number of voters who said that the President is a factor in their vote for Congress this year is the hig...

Trump: I'm not to blame if GOP loses House

Trump told the AP that he will not accept responsibility if Republicans lose their majority in the House.

Michelle Obama and the Clintons are touring music venues. Talk is no longer cheap

The political book tour is going rock star-level big, and you don't even need a book to go on one.A w...

Don McGahn out as White House counsel, sources say

White House counsel Don McGahn's final day at the White House was Wednesday, according to a White House offi...

Sources: Cohen meets with prosecutors investigating Trump

Michael Cohen and his attorney met with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump's family business and charitable organization, according to people familiar with the meeting.

US flies B-52s near contested Islands amid China tensions

Two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea Tuesday, according to a statement fro...

Kushner's Saudi ties prompt fear of backlash

Facing scrutiny for cultivating close ties with Saudi Arabia's powerful and domineering crown prince, Jared Kushner has remained intentionally in the background this week as West Wing officials feared a more public role would prompt backlash, multiple people familiar with the matter say.

Trump strikes dismissive tone about Saudi role re: Khashoggi

CNN's Pamela Brown reports from the White House.

The Forecast: Democrats aren't closing the deal in must-win Senate races

House forecast: Democrats will win 228 seats (and t...

Pompeo warns Saudi prince his future as king is in peril over Khashoggi, source says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's smiling photo op with Saudi Arabia's crown prince disguised the reality of ...

Dianne Feinstein opponent De León, in only debate, says California needs 'new voice'

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein debated a general election opponent for the first time in nearly two decade...

Liberal group staffer arrested after allegedly forcefully grabbing GOP campaign manager

An employee for a prominent liberal group was arrested on Tuesday after being accused of forcefully grabbing...

Biden hopes Democrats don't impeach Trump right away

Former Vice President Joe Biden...

Billionaire Tom Steyer to donate another $2 million to Andrew Gillum in Florida governor's race

Billionaire philanthropist turned political activist Tom Steyer has already made a big investment in the...

Khashoggi disappearance prompts Kushner retreat from Saudi frontlines

Facing scrutiny for cultivating close ties with Saudi Arabia's powerful and domineering crown prince, ...

Heidi Heitkamp's campaign mistakenly named them as abuse survivors. Now they want answers.

The women incorrectly identified as survivors of "domestic violence, sexual assault, or rape" in an open let...

Melania Trump's plane has 'mechanical issue'

First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews Wednesday after a "mechanical issue" that led to smoke in the cabin.

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over comments

Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned over what he called "inappropriate comments" just three weeks before midterm elections.

Sidelined EPA official speaks out

Dr. Ruth Etzel, a pediatrician whose three decades of work in children's health includes three years leading the EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection, said she was recently placed on leave with little explanation.

Trump: Secretaries will cut 5% from budgets

President Donald Trump announced he will ask every secretary in his Cabinet to cut 5% from their budgets in 2019.

Sasse: Khashoggi won't be 'swept under the rug'

Republican Senator Ben Sasse tells Christiane Amanpour that he thinks there will need to be an "international investigation" into the Saudi journalist's disappearance.

Cruz leads O'Rourke by 7 pts in new CNN poll

A new CNN poll shows Sen. Ted Cruz leading Rep. Beto O'Rourke by 7 points in Texas, despite O'Rourke's record-breaking fundraising. The Lead panel discusses.

Did GOP ever really care about deficits?

Senate Majority Leader McConnell suggests cutting entitlements in response to rise in deficit, despite promises not to after passing the massive tax bill earlier this year.

AP: Trump compares Saudi, Kavanaugh accusations

According to the Associated Press, President Trump compared the accusations against Saudi Arabia to the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

Chief Justice: We speak for the Constitution

Chief Justice John Roberts referenced current events in an appearance in Minnesota, specifically alluding to the bitter and partisan confirmation battle surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court and stressing that the judiciary "requires independence from the political branches."

Cooper dissects Trump's 'rogue' theory

CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down the disappearance and suspected killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Dem lawmaker apologizes for campaign ad

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) apologizes for a campaign ad that mistakenly identified women as abuse survivors.

Mueller's quiet period has not been very quiet

Ever since reaching a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, Paul Manafort has kept the Russia prosecutor...

EPA ices plan to limit how many health-related studies can be considered in forming regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency has put on ice a proposal that would limit the number of health-related ...

Wall Street Journal: Rod Rosenstein says Mueller investigation is 'appropriate and independent'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe Wednesday as "...

Trump and Pompeo double down on Saudi defense as lawmakers raise questions

President Donald Trump said he is not giving cover to Saudi Arabia over the suspected killing of journalist ...

Paul Ryan warns of 'green wave' of money for Democrats

House Speaker Paul Ryan pointed to a "green wave" of money that Democrats have infused into the midterm elec...

Republicans' hypocrisy on the US deficit is stunning, even in Washington

Who'd have thought 10 years ago that Paul Ryan, the young and energetic warrior wonk proselytizing about the...

Donald Trump is getting ready to throw Republicans under the bus

In a very wild interview with the Associated Press earl...

Washington Post: September was highest month on record for Border Patrol arrests of family members

Border Patrol agents arrested 16,658 family members in September, marking the highest such total for any mon...

Michael Cohen meets with prosecutors investigating Trump's family business, charity

Michael Cohen and his attorney met Wednesday with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials inv...

Democrats still dominating the midterm airwaves

As of Monday, Democrats and their allies are still dominating most of the campaign airwaves in key House rac...

'He was always leading': Vietnam veteran receives Medal of Honor

More than 50 years after his extraordinary heroism during the Vietnam War, Sergeant Major (Ret.) John Canley...

Warren and Sanders demand answers from Amazon on alleged union-busting

Amazon just raised its minimum wage to $15, but that's not enough for some progressive politicians.Se...

Melania Trump's plane lands safely after 'mechanical issue'

First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews Wednesday after a "mechanical is...

South Carolina is the center of the political universe for 2020 Democratic prospects

Some of the biggest names in Democratic politics are descending on South Carolina in the final weeks of the ...

Sen. John Kennedy: We've all said things like 'horseface'

Republican Sen. John Kennedy responded to President Donald Trump calling adult film actress Stormy Daniels "...

Trump asks Cabinet secretaries for 5% budget cut

President Donald Trump on Wednesday instructed every agency secretary in his Cabinet to cut 5% from their bu...

Mnuchin to decide by Thursday on Saudi visit

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he'll make a decision Thursday on whether to attend an investor confe...

Alaska's lieutenant governor resigns over 'inappropriate comments' 3 weeks before election

Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned abruptly Tuesday over what he said were "inappropriate comments" -- wh...

Treasury official charged with leaking docs related to Russia, Manafort

A senior official in the Treasury Department was ...

Republican senator: Khashoggi disappearance won't be 'swept under the rug'

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska tells CNN that the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi w...

The 40 most outrageous lines in Donald Trump's Associated Press interview

As part of a media blitz leading up to the 2018 midterm election, President Donald Trump sat down with the A...

McConnell predicts no shutdown over the border wall, warns of a 'challenge' to US-Saudi relations

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confidently predicted Wednesday that there would not be a year-end go...

Debate gets heated over candidate's past

Things get heated during a debate between two Arizona Senate candidates when Republican Martha McSally attacked Democrat Kyrsten Sinema over her past as an anti-war protester.

Mattis and his Chinese counterpart to meet following canceled talks

Secretary of Defense James Mattis and China's Defense Minister Wei Fenghe are set to meet this week after ta...

Admin wants to bring DACA case back to Supreme Court quickly with Kavanaugh in

With Brett Kavanaugh on the bench, the Justice Department signaled on Wednesday that it wants to expedite la...

Saudi affair exposes Trumpism's moral apathy

Donald Trump has dug a moral hole ...

Bloomberg: Rosenstein wants special counsel probe finished soon

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has clearly indicated he wants special counsel Robert Mueller's probe...

Melania Trump visits hospital, advocates protecting 'our most valuable and vulnerable'

First lady Melania Trump arrived to Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University Hospital -- albeit about an h...

Julian Castro says he's 'likely' to challenge Trump in 2020

Former Obama administration official and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro said he is "likely" to challenge Pr...

First lady's office calls out T.I. for 'disgusting' video depicting Melania Trump

First lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman on Tuesday went after rapper T.I., whose most recent music video feat...

EPA official on why she was ousted: 'Maybe saving children doesn't matter anymore'

The Environmental Protection Agency children's health director who was recently placed on leave says she is ...

Graham says it would be 'terrible' if DNA showed he has Iranian heritage

Sen. Lindsey Graham joked Tuesday that it would be "terrible" if a DNA test showed that he has Iranian herit...

O'Rourke borrows Trump's attack line against 'Lying Ted' Cruz in Texas Senate debate

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke aggressively cast Republican Sen. Ted Cruz as "all talk and no action" during ...

Judging the Kavanaugh effect in key Senate races

President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have said they'll turn the vote on Brett Kavanaugh's confi...

Trump unleashes festering list of grievances during unscheduled morning

The notifications began hitting phones just after sunrise.8:06 a.m.: "Pocahontas (the bad version), s...

Joe Biden says age a 'totally legitimate' question if he were to run for office again

Former Vice President Joe Biden said a candidate's age is a "legitimate" issue in elections -- including if ...

Trump sides with Saudis as clamor grows over Khashoggi disappearance

President Donald Trump launched a concerted defense of Saudi Arabia for the disappearance and suspected murd...

U.S. budget deficit jumps 17%

Despite the president's campaign promise to lower it, the federal deficit has reached $779 billion.

Melania's team calls for boycott of rapper T.I.

Melania Trump's spokesperson calls for boycott against rapper T.I. over a "disgusting" video depicting the first lady stripping in the oval office.

Where Beto O'Rourke's contribution bonanza came from

Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke reported a record haul of campaign cash last quarter, with donation...

Heidi Heitkamp apologizes for ad that mistakenly identified women as abuse survivors

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp issued a personal apology on Tuesday after her campaign identified some women as survivo...

Graham credits Trump for Supreme Court picks: 'This is all working out OK'

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham expressed happiness Tuesday with President Donald Trump's successful nominati...

Chief Justice Roberts stresses 'independence from the political branches'

Chief Justice John Roberts alluded to the bitter and partisan confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh's nom...

Trump taunts Stormy Daniels over tossed lawsuit

President Trump responded to a federal judge's dismissal of a defamation lawsuit filed against him by adult film star Stormy Daniels, saying that he, "can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas."

Why New Jersey might shake up the Senate map

On Tuesday, something interesting -- and important -- happened in the battle for the Senate.Senate Ma...

Donald Trump's 2020 fundraising haul is totally and completely unprecedented

On Monday night, President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign announced that it had raised in excess o...

Sessions won't say if President has pressured him to resign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions dodged questions Tuesday over whether President Donald Trump has pressured hi...

Federal deficits are rising. Here's the whole story

There are two things that can expand a deficit: Decreased tax revenues and increased spending. Right now, we...

Rubio: Worth blowing up US-Saudi relationship

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the United States will lose its credibility on human rights if it does not take action against Saudi Arabia after the apparent death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Beto O'Rourke touts support from 'lifelong Republican' mom, but records show she has also backed Democrats

On the campaign trail, Rep. Beto O'Rourke has cast his mother, Melissa O'Rourke, as a lifelong Republican. T...

Trump to AP: Saudi Arabia criticism makes the nation 'guilty until proven innocent'

President Donald Trump defended Saudi Arabia in an interview Tuesday, suggesting the wave of criticism the M...

Indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter is running an anti-Muslim campaign against his opponent

Republican Rep. Duncan D. Hunter is running a brazenly anti-Muslim campaign against his Democratic opponent,...

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test results

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has released a DNA test that supports her claim of having Native American ancestry dating back several generations, according to the Boston Globe.

CNN poll: Cruz leads O'Rourke with three weeks to go

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz appears well-positioned for re-election over his Democratic challenger Rep. B...

Key Democratic senator says Saudi response on Khashoggi 'strains any credibility'

Sen. Mark Warner said Tuesday that denial of knowledge from the Saudi regime about the disappearance of Wash...

Judge unblocks Obama rule on student debt relief after delays by DeVos

An Obama-era rule designed to help students cheated by for-profit colleges get relief on their education deb...

Awaiting Trump response, key GOP lawmakers call for answers, action on missing Saudi journalist

Prominent Republican lawmakers on Tuesday continued to forcefully call for answers and retaliatory action ov...

Nevada brothel owner making Trump-inspired run for office dies at 72

Dennis Hof, the Nevada brothel owner and self-proclaimed pimp whose Donald Trump-inspired run for the state ...

HUD political appointee poised to lead Interior Dept. inspector general's office

In a highly unusual move, the Trump administration appears poised to replace the watchdog leading several in...

Trump campaign spending doubles amid midterms, Russia inquiry

President Donald Trump has rapidly increased his campaign spending in recent months, pouring big sums into m...

Who's Trump attacking on Twitter?

President Donald Trump has long used Twitter to define -- and defame -- his political opponents, but about 2...

Latino voters could help some Republicans

CNN's Harry Enten gives The Forecast on how the Latino vote could help some Republicans fend off Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.

Republican Arizona Senate candidate accuses Democratic challenger of being OK with 'treason'

Republican Rep. Martha McSally demanded an apology on Monday night from her Democratic opponent, Rep. Kyrste...

Michael Cohen, once the ultimate Trump loyalist, now wants to campaign against him

The Donald Trump loyalist who famously said he'd take a bullet for the President is now willing to publicly ...

Jim Jordan plans to run for GOP leadership even if Democrats take the House

Rep. Jim Jordan, the co-founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, would run for House minority leade...

US deficit at highest level since 2012

The US government is running the largest budget deficit in 6 years. The US deficit rose to $779 billion in fiscal year 2018, up 17% from last year. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

Trump administration levels new sanctions on Iranian paramilitary force amid Saudi crisis

The Trump administration is leveling sanctions against an Iranian paramilitary force and its associated comp...

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Van Wert
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